Stretch! REALLY stretch!

Today was another shoot with Joe Joyce! We were photographing the lovely Jaime (Joe, if you're reading this, please correct me on the spelling of her name if it's wrong XD ), in her fitness gear to accompany an article that she wrote for a fitness magazine. Joe and I started off at a diner to fuel up and discuss a few things before heading off to the location to re-scout out the location (I say "re-scout", because Joe had already been there prior to today to check it out. He was just familiarizing *me* with it this morning).

It was cold.

Very, very cold.

Let me give you an idea of how cold it was this morning: I showed up wearing a turtle neck, under a turtle neck (no that wasn't a repeat typo), under a hoodie, under a zip up hoodie (not a typo again), under a thicker zip up hoodie jacket, under my winter coat. I had all 4 hoods pulled up from the time we got there until the time we left. I was also wearing leggings under tall socks, under my jeans... and my butt was STILL cold. I had my puma sneakers on, which apparently aren't insulated enough because I couldn't feel my toes by the end of it... and my *hands*... I had gloves on, but forget about it. XD

BUT... despite all that, it was totally worth it and a fun shoot.

We definitely had some adventures though. During the very first part of the shoot, there was an older gentlemen that asked as he walked by, if we were shooting for Playboy. KEEP IN MIND that Jamie was wearing running pants and a wind-breaker. It's not like she was wearing just a sports bra up top... she was totally covered in every way... but he asked us if we were shooting for Playboy??? Yeah, I dunno. XD

Then during a later part of the shoot, a gust of wind came by and caught the soft box, tipping the light stand over. Joe and I saw it at the same time, and we both *went* for it... but alas, the Alienbee is no more. (But don't worry... ::looks at cue card:: There was... ::looks at cue card:: ... definitely a sandbox...bag... sandbag... ::squints at cue card:: on the light...s...stand, so it wasn't... ::squints and pauses:: ... ... oh... it wasn't our FAULT.) :D :D :D

Luckily, Joe came prepared and there was a spare in his SUV.

I also taught Joe how to correctly pronounce "Umbrella" (Um-BRELL-a... not "UM-brella"). XD

All in all it was a great experience, once again, shooting with Joe Joyce, and I look forward to many more! (And I mean that... there's at least 3 more that I'm lined up for right now to work with him on... not to mention the shoots he'll be working with *me* on...)

Speaking of which... I have, in the course of 24 hours lined up 2.5 gigs, that you should be hearing about in the near future.

I say 2.5 because the 3rd hasn't really been discussed in detail... just mentioned... so I'm not *quite* counting that one yet until it's actually *set*, because human beings are finicky creatures. :D

Saturday, April 2nd, I will be shooting the Lovely Jill D. It's going to be a fun location shoot... probably somewhere in Harrisburg, Pa. Then I'm speaking with another lovely lady about setting up a shoot for up here in the Allentown area in the near future. That date hasn't been *set* yet, but it's being figured out at the moment. And the THIRD... I'm not even going to bother mentioning right now because it's farther from being set than it is... to... being set. XD It just doesn't make sense to count your cute, adorable, lovable, baby chicks before they hatch, you know? ;)

UGH... and then... the BAIN of my existence at the moment... (not really, haha)... Week 2 of the 52 (or so) week project is due tomorrow.

Abstract.

I've taken a few abstracts, but lets be honest... I SUCK. at abstracts. I've gotten lucky on a few... but it seems like when I'm *intentionally* looking for abstract shots... they hide from me. So I may go out again tomorrow to search for an interesting abstract form of some kind and we'll see what I come up with before my husband's and mine evening plans tomorrow.

Alright. Enough babble for now...

For your enjoyment... (and I can't believe I'm doing this)...and as a reward for reading through this whole post... I present to you...

ME! Freezing my ass off for the love of photography... holding a grey card for Joe!

If Joe gives me permission to show a couple of the finished images we got from the shoot with Jaimie today, I'll post them up when they're finished. ^_^ But of course... that's totally up to him. CLICK HERE and 'like' Emily Rose Photography on Facebook!